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How to Measure a Staircase

Measuring your own staircase can seem like a daunting task on the face of it, however it needn't be. Below are two in depth guides discussing how to measure and decide upon the height and width of your staircase. When you are using our Online Staircase Designer, it will provide dimensions based upon what you have requested and ensure that you stay within Building Regulations. These are the most important elements to be measured on your staircase, but let’s just discuss a couple of other elements to be taken into account.

When measuring for your staircase you may be restricted in your Going due to your stairwell. Your Going needs to be measured horizontally (Not Diagonally). Your stairwell could also restrict your head height, bear in mind that you need to have at least 2m of headroom throughout the staircase, measured along the diagonal pitch line (From nosing to nosing).

Your staircase will look to ‘hook’ onto your joist. While this measurement is great for the going, this is not the height measurement that you would really be looking for. Ideally you need to measure vertically from Finished Floor to Finished Floor for height.

When measuring your stair opening (Stairwell), ensure that you have taken into account whether it is all finished, if you are working to blockwork etc. then ensure that you add an additional 15mm or so each side for plasterboard.

Be sure to always give yourself a little fitting room when designing the staircase, 10mm fitting room should be sufficient.

That’s a little overview on how to measure a staircase, but for more information on both deciding upon and measuring your width and height, please click below:-
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